POST TIME: 2 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Indiscipline in varsities won’t be tolerated: PM

Indiscipline in varsities won’t be tolerated: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the public university students to uphold the dignity of the universities, saying that indiscipline will never be tolerated there, reports BSS. “The students must uphold the dignity of their universities and indiscipline will never be accepted there … all will have to move by maintaining the rules (of the universities),” she said. The prime minister said this while inaugurating the 7th March Bhaban of Rokeya Hall of Dhaka University constructed in memory of the historic March 7 speech of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The premier said there is an autonomy at the public universities and there are also rules that the universities will be run through their own income.

“But the students of such universities should think that the higher education is provided in Bangladesh at the lowest cost and the government is bearing cent percent expenditure in this regard,” she said.

“I don’t know whether such practice exists in any other country of the world, because we always inquire about the international universities,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina said while pursuing study, the students will have to behave by maintaining rules of their educational institutions. “We and the nation expect such behaviour from the students,” she said

“We want their living standard be improved on all sides and they take the country forward further,” she added.

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid and University Grants Commission Chairman Prof Abdul Mannan were present at the function as special guests, while DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Aktaruzzaman was in the chair.

DU Pro-VC (admin) Prof Dr Muhammad Samad, Pro-VC (education) Prof Nasrin Ahmed, Treasurer Prof Dr Kamaluddin, Rokeya Hall Provost Professor Dr Zinat Huda also spoke.

Ministers, parliament members, national professors, academics, political leaders

and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

Earlier, Lipi Akter and Sraboni Islam, two students of Rokeya Hall, adorned the prime minister with “uttoriyo”.

Students of the Department of Music and Dance performed songs and dances at the function projecting the Liberation War spirit.

Earlier, the prime minister opened the building by unveiling of its plaque. She also visited the museum and signed the visitors’ book

The building constructed at a cost of Tk 88 crore will accommodate 1000 students, and it has a five-storey administrative block, service block and museum.

In the museum, the 7th March speech, rare photographs of the armed struggle of the Bangalees and information regarding the participation and contributions of the women to the liberation war were placed.